By Aramide Oladipo
Tottenham are set to reignite their interest in AC Milan attacking midfielder Suso, according to a report.
Italian news outlet Calcio Mercato claims that the North London club have a “concrete” interest in the 23-year-old who is struggling to adapt to a new formation at the San Siro.
The report claims that Spurs attempted to lure the youngster to the Premier League during the summer transfer window but the Serie A club rebuffed the £20.5million offer as they regard Suso as one of their most important players.
The Spaniard reportedly has a release clause in his contract between £35.6million and £44.5million.
It is reported that Milan will have no other choice than the sell the forward next summer if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Despite bringing in a number of new recruits this summer, Milan have failed to live up to expectations this season as they currently find themselves in the bottom half of the Serie A table.
Suso was a hot prospect in the Premier League when he was plying his trade with Liverpool five years ago but he struggled to secure a regular place in the first-team.
The forward has impressed during the early stages of the season, contributing with four goals and four assists in all competitions.
The Spaniard currently has five years remaining on his contract at the San Siro.
Football Insider verdict
It would be interesting to see how Suso would fare in the Premier League following his disappointing spell on Merseyside. The Spaniard appears to have matured as a player and at just 23 years of age, there is still plenty of room for improvement in the near-future. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has one of the best records when it comes to working and getting the best out of young talent with Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Dele Alli have blossomed under his guidance. However, £44.5million is still a lot of money for an unproven talent but there is no doubt that he would be able to add strength in depth to this Spurs side.
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